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Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle

By Ross, W. D.

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Excerpt: BOOK I. 1. Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is found among ends; some are activities, others are products apart from the activities that produce them. Where there are ends apart from the actions, it is the nature of the products to be better than the activities. Now, as there are many actions, arts, and sciences, their ends also are many; the end of the medical art is health, that of shipbuilding a vessel, that of strategy victory, that of economics wealth. But where such arts fall under a single capacity?as bridle-making and the other arts concerned with the equipment of horses fall under the art of riding, and this and every military action under strategy, in the same way other arts fall under yet others?in all of these the ends of the master arts are to be preferred to all the subordinate ends; for it is for the sake of the former that the latter are pursued. It makes no difference whether the activities themselves are the ends of the actions, or something else apart from the activities, as in the case of the sciences just mentioned.

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Contents BOOK I.......................................................................3 BOOK II ...................................................................20 BOOK III ..................................................................33 BOOK IV ..................................................................53 BOOK V ...................................................................71 BOOK VI ..................................................................91 BOOK VII...............................................................105 BOOK VIII .............................................................127 BOOK IX ................................................................145 BOOK X .................................................................163

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Title: Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle  
Author: Ross, W. D.
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Economics and literature, Economic & political studies series
Collection: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: Archive for the History of Economic Thought
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